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So there were lines at the stores at midnight on April 29, wanting to be the first people to own this highly successful video game.
Let me state very clearly that I don't play video games and I don't own a video game machine, but I do know about this game and it makes me sick.
What is wrong with our world when this comes out and there is not one word of complaint anywhere in the mainstream media?
As I understand it, during the course of this game you can pick up a prostitute; have sex with her and then beat her to death with a baseball bat! I also understand you can set fire to a cop to kill him. And apparently there is more of this garbage.
Why are we so surprised when things go wrong with our society when people - seemingly normal people - sit in front of this for hours and hours and some even admit that if they get in their cars afterwards, they have some kind of buzz.
When I was growing up, TV Tennis had just been invented. You know - the rectangular bat and the square ball going back and forth against a friend or the machine. I never really got that either because for me, it was much more fun to actually GO to the tennis court and PLAY tennis.
But that game was of course nowhere near as insidious as this one. I'm sure that some of this makes me sound old, but I can tell you that neither of my two girls own a games machine or play video games either. And due to their ages (17 and 19), this is actually their choice - not mine.
Now do I think that the vast majority of people who play this game will go out and emulate it? No of course not, although I do think some will. The problem is that games like this make these types of crimes more acceptable to us. We are no longer shocked when we see them on our TV News.
Every step we take into this fantasy world is a step that we can't take back. When I was growing up in the 60s and 70s, life was not like this. There were no "pimps and ho's" parties at college. College suicide rates were substantially lower than they are now. We MUST take our country back. We MUST start to understand that these things ARE important.
When we continually say "it's just a movie" or "it's just a video game" or "It's just a song", then we give away a little bit more of ourselves.
I am not saying that these things should be removed from our shelves. This is America, but I simply do not understand. Someone explain to me what is entertaining about this?
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